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Doomed Planet

Apr 12, 2020

#018: Socialists battled sailors during the Potlatch riots of 1913, ruining what Seattle business leaders hoped would be an annual tradition. And yet the tradition lives on in much the same form: a celebration of civic pride and military power known today as Seafair. The "aeronauts" of yore, with their biplanes, have been replaced by Navy propaganda squad the Blue Angels. And Seattle's corporate tycoons still hate socialists.